Friday Five: Tennis’ most talented musicians

Published by Paul Moore

Novak Djokovic and the Bryan Brothers rock out at the US Open. Photo: Getty Images
You know that they’re handy with a racquet, but some of the world’s best tennis players are musically gifted to…

Spin a tennis racquet around and what do you get? A guitar, of course! That simple quirk of physics might help to explain why so many tennis players are keen to show off their musical talents. And that, some might say, is the perfect way to segway into the fact that today’s Friday Five is all about musical tennis players.

5. Novak Djokovic tickles the ivories

The video that inspired this Friday Five. Novak Djokovic took to Instagram to showcase his piano skills ahead of next week’s ATP World Tour Finals.

A video posted by Novak Djokovic (@djokernole) on

4. Serena Williams busts out some moves with Beyonce

Serena channelled her inner (and outer) twerk in this 2016 Beyonce video (she also appeared live on stage with her later in the year):

3. Vania King belts out the US National Anthem

Vania King proved that she’s not just handy with a tennis bat, but that she can handle a microphone at the same time. Here she is singing the national anthem at an LA Dodgers game.

2. Daniela Hantuchova shows Novak how it’s done

There’s tickling the ivories and then there’s owning the grand piano. Daniela Hantuchova is a classically trained pianist, don’tchaknow…

1. The Bryan Bros rock out

There are a couple of reasons why this video made No.1 on this week’s Friday Five. First, the Bryan Brothers wrote this song themselves, which is pretty impressive. Then there’s the fact that Novak Djokovic joins in later on, which is pretty funny.

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